Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday – September 24, 2013
Day 21 of Fall Trip 2013 (Munkebo, Denmark)
Day 17 of Sailing trip – currently in Dry dock with the Qaqqatisiaq
Day 6 in Dry Dock at Lindo Shipyard – Monkebo, Denmark)
Tuesday we were invited to attend a tour of a company "Stok Emballage" that Royal Greenland uses to wrap the product they produce after it has been boxed or packaged so that it can be shipped without incident.
This is the old equipment that had been being used on the Qaqqatsiaq.  It is time for a replacement. 
  The tour guide gave us a little bit of a speech with video to go with it but of course it was all in Danish so I didn't get much out of it. After the speech he took us on a tour of the facility.  
This is the more updated equipment that probably will replace the old one. 
On a secondary note, I couldn't help but take photo's of some of the artwork on display around this business along with some very nice looking indoor plant life.  Here is a sample of one in fact. 
After that we all went to a local Go Cart facility "Odense Kart Hall" in Odense, Denmark to have some fun with Go Carts. The kart slogan is: "Give your boss the rear!"  LOL
This is the first time I have ever been in a Go Cart and I have to say I was a bit apprehensive because I did not know what to expect.
We got to race each other in four different heats in which we would change car numbers as well.
My husband Nikolaj getting ready to whoop some butt!  LOL
I noticed that it became quite competitive between some of them but it was all in great fun. We all had a good time.

Once it was all over, the top three was rewarded with medals.
I thought that was very cool and it sure did make the winners smile big time.

Afterward we drove to an Italian Pizzeria called Mamma's Pizzeria. (http://www.mammas.dk/Menukort.html)
What a nice restaurant too. There was twelve of us eating and they did not seem to have any trouble getting us into a table and the service was good along with the food.

Nikolaj had the following for his dinner:

1st course consisted of:
Scampi Fritti: Butter Fried prawns flambeed in cognac. Easy tomato sauce and garlic. Served w / baguette and butter 
2nd course consisted of:
Spaghetti agli Scampi:  Spaghetti with prawns, cherry tomatoes, parsley, white wine, olive oil, chilli and garlic.  
I had:

1st course consisted of:
Scampi Fritti: Butter Fried prawns flambĂ©ed in cognac. Easy tomato sauce and garlic. Served w / baguette and butter
2nd course consisted of:
Penne San Francisco: Best-selling pasta dish with large tender pieces of veal, chicken, roasted mushrooms, tomato / cream sauce and basil. 
A couple of the other crew members had the Carpaccio di Bresaola for their first course part of the meal followed by two different kinds of pizza's.

Course one:
Carpaccio di Bresaola: Thinly sliced ​​air-dried beef topside w / rocket salad and fresh Parmesan flakes. Serve with baguette and butter.  
After we finished eating, then Peder (company spokesman) took us to another place for a liter of beer for each person called Bryggeriet FlakiLaven.
I didn't have any beer. The beer the rest had was brewed from some type of berry as well.  It was quite a dark colored beer too.   The entire business had brightly painted walls, artwork strategically placed in the right places as well as the ability to view their brewing facility as well.

I don't really care to drink it so I had a vodka/orange juice mixed drink instead. This business brews its own beer and has the brewing equipment and ingredients right on premises.
I took a couple of photo's of some artwork that was also on display in this place of business as well. ;) 
Don't forget to go to my photograph site to view more of my photo's.

Friday, April 5, 2013


A while back a friend of my husbands mom had seen a couple of my scarves in a local shop and wanted me to crochet her four scarves of different colors. I could choose the patterns and we had agreed upon a set price. I was very thrilled about this project because I could earn some money so that I could buy more yarn to add to my stash along with maybe buying a few skeins of yarn that is not of the usual kind.
This first scarf I used a crochet stitch called the crazy stitch. The stitch is very easy and once a couple of rows are done, there isn't much counting required and easily done while multitasking like watching TV or listening to music at the same time. I used a picot stitch for the outside border. 

Begin with a chain, in multiples of three, plus one extra. So I chained 16 + 1.
Chain 17, 3 double crochet in fourth chain from hook.

Skip next three stitches. *Single Crochet in next stitch, Chain three, three double crochet in same stitch.*
Skip next three stitches and repeat from * to *
Continue till desired length. Do not fasten off. Single crochet around all four sides of the scarf.

I used a simple stitch style for the second scarf. I rotated between a double crochet and single crochet. It makes for a nice pattern with the scarf. I used the picot stitch for the scarf border.
I used a cable stitch for the third scarf. This has been the first time I have attempted such a stitch and I have to say it was a bit challenging to begin with but once I understood how it works after a few rows than it was just a matter of my making sure I had the correct amount of stitches on each row so that when it came to the cable part it could be created. It took me a little bit longer to do this scarf but the results came out rather good.
The forth scarf is a combination of the crazy stitch, reverse single crochet and picot stitch.

Down below are some photo's of more scarf's I have done in the past six months. I will add information about them at a later time. 

I will add more about this venture at a later date.  I hope you like the scarves. I am on a mission to make different ones in order to show how they vary and maybe I can figure out which ones would be a big hit for selling so that I can pay my way through my hobby.  Ya know how it is, wanting more yarn to be more creative then I am.